Multiple Triplets

• Sep 25, 2018 - 20:21

I'm working on a song that has a lot of triplets in it. I don't know how to specify that I don't want multiple triplets in a row combined.

The screenshot hopefully shows what I mean. I would like the triplets grouped per 3, not combined after each other because that is harder to read and count out for my mother...

Any help is much appreciated!

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FWIW, it seems maybe you did something funny creating the score shown above, as the default should already be for eighth note triplets to be separated. Unless maybe the score came in from MusicXML import and was already set up that way? In order to say what might have gone wrong and what is best to do to prevent it from happening again, we would need you to attach the actual score as opposed to just a picture.

In reply to by eljakim

Ah. Your problem is that you have a 6/8 time signature when you really want 3/4 (or maybe 9/8 and no triplets at all - just regular eighths grouped in threes). Change the time signature to 3/4 and you get the default you want. Feel free to attach the original MIDI as well; my guess is that it was actually notating correctly, as 6/8 shouldn't normally have eighth note triplets, and what you should have done instead was change to 9/8.

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